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pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
panoramic - denoting an unobstructed and comprehensive view; N. panorama: unbroken view of a wide area
auroral - pertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis
unsightly - ugly; unpleasant to look at
viand - food; CF. live
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
impending - nearing; approaching; about to happen
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners